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YWCA incorporates green HVAC into supportive housing

YWCA Toronto opened the doors of its Elm Centre, an affordable housing complex for women and their families incorporating various energy-efficient elements into its design. The $80-million project was designed by Hilditch Architects and spans across a city block in Toronto’s downtown core. It includes five-, 10-, and 17-storey residential towers, commercial space, and YWCA Toronto corporate offices.

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Multi-use atrium focal point of research institute

An underused existing light well at the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute provided the jump-off point for an atrium that serves as a science café, auditorium, and workshop venue. Located at McMaster University in Hamilton, the atrium is part of a larger facility containing a centre where researchers and other staff work on clinical trials and epidemiological studies in understanding the impact of digestive health and nutrition on disease across the lifespan.

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Refrigeration system helps Longo’s earn LEED gold

The cost-effective and environmental benefits of incorporating a glycol system on the retail side of Longo’s Supermarkets made the decision to use the same in its new distribution centre an easy one. It is also one of the design elements the Vaughan, Ont., company is using to achieve Gold under Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC’s) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system.

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